Monday, January 21, 2013

Kitchen Tour {Before and After}

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Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

Welcome to the heart of my home, my kitchen.  I'm so glad you're joining me, let me show you what has been going on around here....
Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe
We began a home improvement project back in November.  It started with the flooring in our kitchen and breakfast room (never just ends there though, right?).  Hopefully your jaw is not on the floor, but yes that is real hardwood that was ripped out of the kitchen and replaced with tile.  Are you thinking I must have lost my mind?  I love it and I would do it all over again!!

Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

There are actually several reasons I did that, but the biggest one was I didn't want to constantly be wiping the wood near the back door.  Our four legged furry friend never did follow the command to wipe his feet when he came in.   That and the fact that there was so much wood.  I like wood but it was a little overboard for my taste.

Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

As with all home improvement projects there is the mess that comes along with it.  See that layer of sawdust on the island?  The layer of sawdust was not just on the island, but on everything, all throughout the house.  The bright side was knowing in the end I would be thrilled with the outcome.  Just had to grin and bear it.

Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

Did I mention how much I love it?
So much more appealing I think!  

Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

 It was more than just the floors though.  We also relocated the microwave out of sight, and the cloud light went bye-bye.  I do not like cloud lights in the kitchen.  I wish builders would really reconsider that decision when they are constructing new homes, regardless of the price point, and don't even get me started on the backsplash bit.  That's the next thing on our to-do list.  

Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

There, that is a better spot for the microwave, tucked behind the refrigerator.

Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

I wanted to let you in on a little secret too.  The secret to making it always smell wonderful is hidden inside this little container.  I picked it up at a Marshall's Store  several years ago for only $16.99.

Kitchen Tour {Before and After} from Posh Pink Giraffe

Inside is where I hide this somewhat ugly oil burner.  It is just the right size to set down inside.  The decorative piece has cutouts so the scent fills the whole entire house.  That scent, Leaves, from Bath and Body Works is my favorite!

Thanks for visiting my kitchen with me.
Have a wonderful week!
Becky

23 comments:

  1. Becky!!
    The blog is looking awesome!!!! WOOT! And can I tell ya how much I love your profile pic....gorgeous!!!

    XOXO,
    Mags

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    1. Thank you Maggie!! I learned from the best!! ;)

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  2. Wonderful! What a transformation! I'd love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!

    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/01/an-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-2-and.html
    I'm your newest follower!
    Nancy

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  3. Where to begin. Your kitchen is beautiful and the tile looks so much better. It makes everything stand out. I love your choice of light fixtures and I'm with you about all the builders grade crap they stick in new homes. I'm about to move and do a home make-over to get rid of most of it. I just blogged about our new home, I should have pointed out the generic decor...LOL

    That fleur de lis container you bought for you oil burner is beautiful. I'm a sucker for that design. I'm a new follower!!

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/strut-your-stuff-social-hop.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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    1. Thank you Denyse, I'll drop by and see the progress you're making!

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  4. I am a big fan of wood floors, but I agree with you that there was just too much wood in there. Love the change! Way to make a brave choice that was right for YOU!

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  5. Hi Becky,

    Im following your blog as of yesterday, I have you on G+.

    I wanted to let you know i nominated you for a blog award!

    Pop on over to mine, I love new followers too ;)

    The award details and rules can be found here http://englishrose2(dot)blogspot(dot)com/

    Happy posting!

    Kae

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    1. Thank you for following Kae, I'll drop by and take a look around!

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  6. Your kitchen redo is really beautiful and looks like it might work in my space (a real life kitchen without the huge expanses that the magazines show). Mind if I ask what are the dimensions of your kitchen , particularly the 'workspace' part of it . My kitchen is 17x11, but some of that is where the table goes, like yours.

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    1. Thank you Zonna,The kitchen and breakfast room combo measure 20'0" in length. The distance between walls where the cooktop is measures 12'6", and the distance on the counter top where the sink is measures 11'0". Hope that helps.

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  7. Yay! I'm happy to find another person who chose not to have hardwood in the kitchen. I had it in our old house. I didn't like it because it was so loud and always dirty. We opted for cork in our new house, which I ADORE!

    I like how you moved the microwave as well. I agree it's better to have it tucked out of sight.

    Congrats on your beautiful new kitchen!

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  8. All your hard work really paid off! What a gorgeous kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE Leaves as well! A gorgeous kitchen with a wonderful smell- perfect! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Your kitchen looks terrific! Thanks for the great tip as well! I'll have to check out the Leaves scent! Blessings, Tammy

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  10. Looks wonderful! Love your lighting!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  11. Love the new look, it really brightened up the kitchen! Thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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  12. It's beautiful! I love how much more light there is! :)

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  13. I do love how it looks after the makeover! Even though some people may gasp that you tore up your wood, you gotta do what you love, it's your home. :)

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  14. You have one gorgeous kitchen, Becky! I love your choice of materials!

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